Mecklenburg County Bar

     Bar Blast   September 12, 2013



9-12-13 Lawyers Luncheon Series - TODAY!  

Join the MCB to enjoy lunch, networking, and to learn about Charlotte's process to "Back the Buzz" - the rebranding of the Bobcats to the Hornets- from Bobcats Senior Manager for Legal Affairs.

Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Bender's life.


9-26-13 Swearing-In Ceremony & PNA
Important instructions, FAQs and Registration information for the 2013 Fall Swearing-In & Professionalism for New Admittees Program


10-3-13 Lawyers Luncheon Series
Join your Bar for a monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and hear brief remarks from a speaker


Join MCB YLD members for drinks and appetizers at Bubble. Free for MCB YLD members; $10 for Non-Members 


10-25-13 Legal Eagle Charity Golf Tournament
Net proceeds benefit Justice Initiatives and the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation's support of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Council for Children's Rights.



Courts' Corner: Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to speak   

Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will speak on "The Curious Role of the D.C. Circuit" on October 23, 2013 at the Marriott City Center from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Seeking Linking Lawyers Mentors and Mentees! 

Linking Lawyers is designed to be a resource for networking and guidance on issues of professional conduct and career perspective. Whether you are starting out as a new attorney, in the midst of a career transition, or seeking new opportunities to expand your network of peers, Linking Lawyers provides an avenue to discuss your legal career. 


9-12-13 MCB Real Property Section Social
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dresslers - Free for Section members (includes two drinks and appetizers) - Non-Section members are welcome and encouraged to attend for $10.00 and have the option to join the Section for an additional $15.00. Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 10 to Ruth Tankersley at 

9-19-13 Immigration Section Lunch
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lebowski's Grill

9-19-13 Estate Planning Section Lunch
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. MCB Center Board Room

9-19-13 Civil Litigation Section Social
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Hickory Tavern (1100 Metropolitan Ave.) Featuring Carolina Panthers' General Counsel, Richard Thigpen

9-25-13 Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Informal Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Terrace Cafe South Park

9-30-13 Juvenile Law Section Meeting
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Courthouse Room 9610
Volunteer Opportunities

The Young Lawyers Division is looking for volunteers for their annual Ask-A-Lawyer Day. Volunteer attorneys will be provided with various training materials and will provide free legal advice to the public at the West Boulevard Public Library. 


Seeking Mock Trial Attorney Volunteers

  • Garinger High School is looking for attorneys to provide legal advice for their mock trial program.  The program meets twice a week during the fall with the competition in February.  Contact Nemal K. Patel, teacher at Garinger High School,  or 252/347-2253.
  • Quail Hollow Middle School is working with the NCBA for a  mock trial program gearing up now with regional competitions in December. Contact Adrienne Ciccarello, teacher at Quail Hollow Middle School, or 704/343-3620.

Swearing-In Volunteer Attorney Sponsors Needed

Volunteer sponsors are needed to present new attorneys for Bar admission at the MCB Fall Swearing-In Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City beginning at 4 p.m. To volunteer, contact Chris Hood at or 704/377-2500.

Bar Foundation Fund



Be a Foundation Friend! Support Your BFF!


Don't miss your chance to be a part of the 2013 Bar Foundation Fund campaign! We've already raised over $144,000 on our way to our goal! We're getting closer each day, but we still have a long way to go and we need your help!


Thanks to all the firms and individuals that have stepped up to get our 2013 campaign off to such a great start. Don't miss your chance to join your colleagues in helping us help others - Be A Foundation Friend! Support Your BFF! 

For more information or to make other donation arrangements, contact Leah Reed Campbell, Director of Foundation Development at or 704/375-8624.  

For more information or to make other donation arrangements, contact Leah Reed Campbell, Director of Foundation Development at


When Words Just Aren't Enough, Give a BFF Memorial/Honorarium Gift

It's not always easy to find the words when you want to thank those that helped your career or to honor those that have gone before you. The Bar Foundation Fund's Lawyers' Impact Fund provides the opportunity to say thank you with a memorial/honorarium gift. It is a way to let everyone know how much that person has impacted you and your career. To make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special and to see a list of Bar members that have already been honored with a tribute gift, please see the BFF Memorials & Honorariums page
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